Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed America’s commitment to NATO, and pledged that the United States will come to the defense of member countries that are attacked.
President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his young presidency on Thursday. Billed as “Remarks to the people of Poland,” the address was as clear a statement as we have heard of Trump’s nation-state populism. This philosophy, which differs in emphasis and approach from that of other post-Cold War Republican presidents, is both enduring and undefined.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had demonstrated its commitment to NATO’s defense through words and actions, and called on Russia to end its “destabilizing” action in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.
NATO allies are planning to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, a $12 billion increase over 2016 levels that will escalate military spending by non-U.S. members countries to $277 billion, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.